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Having been originally built in the 1950’s, Nsefu Camp offers a glimpse into the past while also offering modern upgrades and extensions to ensure subtle luxury and comfort that can be expected from Robin Pope Safaris and their world class safari experiences.
Each room has a clear view of the river which can be a real treat for those wanting to experience water crossing sightings as well as the vast bird population in the area. Current records show over 450 species of bird annually within South Luangwa National Park.
With only six rondavels, each guest can experience true exclusivity and privacy in the area and the view points from all sides of the camp are breath taking. Personalised safaris are truly possible when the entire camp staff are looking after a maximum of just 12 guests.
The Nsefu sector was first pronounced a game reserve in 1966 some five years before the South Luangwa was even declared a National Park. As such, Nsefu has always been recognised as an outstanding game-viewing area. The prestigious Robin Pope Safaris took over Nsefu in 1998, spent a year upgrading it and opened it the following July. Since then they proudly boast a high rate of returning guests, showing there is something magical about the camp, leaving you wanting more.
There are six original brick and thatch en-suite rondavels which have been updated and extended to offer spacious ensuite bathrooms, understated luxury and subtly furnishings as a nod to the history of the camp while offering modern comfort and elegance. Each room has a great view of the river, either from your bed or private verandah. Air conditioning and mosquito nets are included to ensure maximum comfort during the warmer months.
The 'understated elegance' that many camps strive for is genuinely achieved at Nsefu. It is intimate with just six rooms, meaning the camp manager will know you by name.
You can enjoy both day and night game drives in open top Toyota Landcruisers, offering a 360 degree vision and window seat for all guests. Most game drives will be four guests per vehicle, but if you are a family or group, they can fit six to a vehicle.
Visiting South Luangwa is synonymous with walking safaris and the RPS (Robin Pope Safaris) guides definitely deliver. The guides are knowledgeable, often completing guide training throughout Southern or Eastern Africa. The walks are escorted by a National Scout guard, contributing directly to the economy of the local area.
Seasonal boating is another phenomenal way to view the area and its wildlife. Of course, boating requires enough rain to fill the rivers, so is typically available from end of December until April.
Lunch and breakfast are normally served in the thatched dining room while dinner is mainly under the stars by candlelight on the front lawn area overlooking the river. The dining area overlooks the river and the water crossing animals such as antelope, zebra, buffalo and elephants.
The bar area sits firmly between a large extinct termite mound and the lagoon, offering perfect views of wildlife of all shapes and sizes coming down to drink. the waterhole which is very productive and sometimes offers sightings of leopard especially at night.
This camp has been carefully selected for our clients that want to experience a historical and wildlife rich safari camp with a responsible tourism operator like Robin Pope Safaris. It is possible to arrange to visit one of the projects that Project Luangwa supports while on your safari at Nsefu Camp. These projects include schools, tree planting and the new local library.
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